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7 miles (11 kilometers) to the southeast of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, is Washington, a great place to visit while exploring the region. This popular destination is approximately 12 miles (19 kilometers) from Newcastle International Airport.

Washington is a great place to base yourself in Newcastle-upon-Tyne as some of the city’s main attractions are within easy reach. Among the most interesting places to explore are the marvelous Washington Old Hall and the fantastic WWT Washington Wetland Centre. And if your schedule allows, be sure to visit the Herrington Country Park and the Angel of the North.

Washington has a number of cultural attractions nearby that make great places to visit. Find the treasures kept in the many remarkable museums here such as Sunderland Museum in Sunderland. Enjoy the fascinating artworks at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art in Sunderland.

If the weather is good, follow the locals and appreciate the nearby green spaces. There are no shortage of green escapes, so take a picnic blanket to Saltwell Park in Gateshead.

An important local icon is Gateshead International Stadium, Gateshead, which is home to the Gateshead Thunder rugby league team in winter and the Gateshead F.C. soccer team. This stadium is also a fabulous live performance venue, so check the schedule of events to see what’s on during your visit.

At the end of a busy day exploring the delights of Washington, recharge your batteries at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. The Campanile Washington Newcastle Upon Tyne, the Holiday Inn Washington and the Mercure Newcastle George Washington Hotel Golf and Spa are just three of the many great places to stay around here.

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